This school year flew by and now I am done for the summer. Phew! I am sorry that I have neglected this blog, please refer to my website for all up to date information for what goes on in my classroom.
My 5th grade notebook is updated and posted, as well as my planbook:
While the interactive notebook worked really well these past two years, for September I am going back to using a 1/2 inch binder and numbering the handouts as I hand them out to keep the consistency of a notebook.
The main reason I am switching back is purely the amount of paper and glue that is needed to upkeep these notebooks. It is also harder to recycle the notebooks once they are done with them.
Over the summer, I plan on reorganizing my handouts and photocopying mini-units for the kids to place directly into their binders to maximize using the front and back of every handout.
After 3 years, I have the 5th grade program fleshed out and exactly how I want it, so there may only be a few minor changes next year.